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My new band will be called Pythagoras and the Vegetarian Math Cult.

The Mirror of the Gods

This was the companion piece to an article I shared here. They’re older pieces, originally written a couple of years ago, but they’re relevant to some of the client work I’ve been doing lately so I’m sharing them again.  2,208 more words

Everything is code, everything is number. And the medievals knew this, of course.

Modern biology has been telling us that all living matter may be reduced to code stored in the DNA. Physics may be reduced to mathematical formulae, which in turn can be distilled down to numbers, the most elusive of all our objects of thought. 286 more words

Numbers: the Great Unifier of Knowledge (Part 1)

Until the utilization of numbers as a tool to measure our world, man had difficulty in making sense of the world around him. Ironically, in modern times students often comment (regarding subjects such as algebra or geometry) that they will never use these classes outside of school. 497 more words


The absent fourth

Εἷς͵ δύο͵ τρεῖς· ὁ δὲ δὴ τέταρτος ἡμῖν͵ ὦ φίλε Τίμαιε…[1]

After the three comes the tetrad […] As a number, it is the completion of the dyad, the unity that returns in itself, the production of the dyad, of the the opposite, that increases itself, the self-equality.

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arcsin

A 3700 year old maths mystery written on a Babylonian clay tablet has now been solved and the result means that trigonometry might be older than we think… Live interview with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.